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Judgment Day Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 1, 2005
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Like me, you may have read the LEFT BEHIND series and come away with a bad taste in your mouth. The less-than-acceptable writing, the bland, unlovable characters, and the stock, vengeful Jesus. Very Disappointing. With JUDGMENT DAY, the writing is superb (King and Koontz, watch out!), the characters are real and you care about them, and the religious zeal is second to the science fiction.
I never review books by going over the plot... you can read the book and find out the plot for yourself. I review the writing, the characters, and the quality of the book. Well, this one is a winner in every single catagory. Something that is very important to me in a book is characters you can truly identify with, characters you can truly care about. This book has those characters.
Imagine if you will, fundamentalist Christians with the power of space travel and the desire to separate themselves from a secular, un-Christian world. Imagine all the villians in the secular world set on preventing them from leaving. This novel had more twists and turns and heart-stopping action that kept me breathless! Every time one problem was resolved, another issue came up that kept me turning the pages!
I don't think it's far to lable this an end-times book. After all, the world does not end in the novel, nor does Jesus return to the earth. But the villian (the President of the United States - sound familiar?Read more ›
A "cult" has made an amazing discovery which enables space flight. This sets off a chain of events that is, well, apocalyptic.
This is a strange brew of sci-fi, religious fiction, and social commentary, and it's all done pretty well. Everyone is given a chance to present their point of view, in as balanced a fashion as is possible - hard to do, since eco-terrorists and radical feminists come off as rather unhinged. But this is true to life, so it's hard to fault.
Christian and non-Christians take equal lumps, as far as hypocrisy and rationalization. A Christian woman has an abortion; an anti-gun character has a gun; one main character is a religious survivalist who has no qualms about killing; Christians on the "new world" excuse some of their actions in terms of evolution; other Christians reintroduce slavery; and so on. No-one gets off easy, and everyone's words and actions are examined or challenged. There are a couple of characters which may seem over the top, such as the main villain, Crow, but if the premise of the Christian universe is accepted, it makes sense.
The logical consequences of many worldviews are examined in a fast-paced story - quite an achievement in itself - and the author has obviously thought through things in much detail.
The most frightening aspect is how an entire group of people - the "cult" - is systematically destroyed, lawfully, in the United States, through various means, and especially through a willing press and public opinion. It's heartbreaking to see a family destroyed through "repressed memory" therapy, and how events are "spun" to blame the "cult".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a great book. I read a lot and few book are as memorable to me as this one. Riveting. If you like it, pick up the sequel Summer's Story.Published 12 months ago by Jj
I've read this book years ago, and decided I wanted a copy for myself! It's an awesome book that really gets me thinking. I've read it twice so far and recommend it to people.Published 13 months ago by Lauren
My main hold on this novel is the constant confusion of names. VERY poor editing. Through most of the book, Evelyn and Floyds child is names Faith. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michelle Strehl
Pretty awful stuff, and I don't often get ahold of books that make me say that. The premise was okay; Christian group receives God given space travel technology in order to find a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kyah
I really liked this book and am starting the sequel. Mr David fleshed out the characters enough to either love or hate them. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Alisa K
I will admit that I'm not familiar at all with this author, and just happened across this book while browsing through the library. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by D. Shawn Heflin
This book is for christian fanatics and absolutely no-one else. Since I am not such a person I will not try to dissect this book except to say it insults the intellect at every... Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by Alastair G. Stell
In 30 years of avid reading I've rarely given up on a book. I got about 350 pages into this 700 page clunker before giving up. Read morePublished on September 2, 2009 by Steve King
Judgment Day covers a universe of people, spiritual battles, and even distant planets. In 690 pages, James David takes you from the earliest days of a new science in anti-gravity... Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by Eddy Wood